Your what’s on guide

Here is a list of what’s on in the area

Friday December 19

The Jolly Rogers, live music, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, from 9pm, free admission.

Saturday December 20

Father Christmas at the Royal Priors in Leamington, from 10am to 4pm, £4 for one child maximum of £6 for more than one child, raising money for Rotary Club charities.

Father Christmas at Kenilworth Library, all welcome from 10am to midday.

Guitar Monkey, live music, The Liberal Club, Oak House, Upper Holly Walk, Leamington, members free, non-members pay on the door.

Churches Together in Warwick invite you to Nativity Live in the Square, play your part in telling the Christmas story through carols and nativity fancy dress, Market Square, Warwick, from 1pm to 2pm.

Kenilworth Lions’ will hold their annual Carols at the Castle. Gates open at 5.30pm for a 6pm start, hot drinks on sale. Entry is £5 for over 12s on the night. Music by Salvation Army Band, supported by the choir of St. Augustine’s School and the Clinton Steel Pans.

Evah, singer, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, members and bona fide guests welcome, call 496657.

The Midnight Clear: The Saint James’s Singers present a concert of festive music and readings with reader RSC actor Tim Woodward at St Mary’s Church Warwick, from 7.30pm, tickets are £15 and £20 from the box office on 07502 939498 or on the door.

Warwick Carols at the Castle. Starts at 7.30pm, tickets £7 at the gate. Organised by Warwick Lions Rotary and Friends of St Mary’s Choir, with Royal Spa Brass.

Sunday December 21

Father Christmas at the Royal Priors in Leamington, from 11am to 3pm, £4 for one child maximum of £6 for more than one child, raising money for Rotary Club charities.

Tuesday December 23

Armonico Consort, Carols by Candlelight, St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, for tickets visit www.armonico.org.uk or call 0844 581 0750.

Wednesday December 24 (Christmas Eve)

Erroll Williams, singer, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, members and bona fide guests welcome, members and bona fide guests welcome, call 496657.

Disco and karaoke with Simon, Liberal Club, Oak House, Upper Holly Walk, Leamington, members free, non-members pay on the door.

Saturday December 27

Dancing to Mr Bojangles and Bingo, The Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm to 11pm.

Kezabelle, female vocalist, Liberal Club, Oak House, Upper Holly Walk, Leamington, members free, non-members pay on the door.

Carl Merry, singer, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, members and bona fide guests welcome call 496657.

Wednesday December 31 (New Year’s Eve)

Melody Jay, singer, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, members and bona fide guests welcome call 496657.

Annual New Year’s Eve Party, entertainment by the Harry Rag Band, free buffet, Leamington Liberal Club, Oak House, Upper Holly Walk, from 7pm to 2am, members free non-members £5.

Thursday January 1 (New Year’s Day)

Long Itchington Footpath Volunteer Group are offering a variety of walks, meet at the Green Man pub at 11am, return by 12.30pm, the pub will be selling hot soup and rolls for a reasonable price on return, numbers are needed in advance, call 815119 or email longitchingtonpaths@gmail.com, more details of the footpaths at www.longitchingtonwalks.co.uk

Friday January 2

Matti Fantasi, Banbury entertainer, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, from 9pm, free admission.

Saturday January 3

Family Arts Weekend, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from noon to 4pm, also on Sunday January 4, free to drop in.

Sunday January 4

Dene River Jazzmen, The Gauntlet, Ceasar Road, Kenilworth, 7.30pm to 10pm, free admission, - good food, good jazz, friendly atmosphere, parking.

Thursday January 8

Warwick Poetry Reading Group: The Sonnet - members should bring copies of two favourite sonnets to read and share with the group, The Warwick Quaker Centre, High Street, Warwick, from 7.45pm, non-members welcome, call 511969.

Warwick Natural History Society –Mistletoe: Fact, Myth & Legend, presented by Dr Mike Jones at the Friends’ Meeting House in High Street, Warwick at 7.30pm, visitors very welcome – www.wnhs.info

Saturday January 10

Oriflamme, playing Brahms Tragic Overture and Bruckner Symphony No 7 in E, tickets £10 from Amnesty International Mid-Warwickshire, call 259098 or 07876 790546.

Bookmaking Workshop for adults, learn how to craft your own books from origami to Japanese style sewn books, with artist Helen Wilson, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 11am to 4pm, £15 per person, call 742700, booking required.

Tuesday January 13

Leamington Literary Society, talk on The Art of Interviewing by BBC Midlands news reporter Joan Cummings, Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer Place, Leamington, from 7.30pm, annual membership £15, joint membership £25, visitors welcome for £2.50 per person, call 259265.

Wednesday January 14

Kenilworth Family History Society, talk entitled A Noble Affair: a story of adultery, bigamy and divorce in late 18th century England, Senior Citizens’ Club, Abbey End, Kenilworth, from 7.30pm, non-members welcome, call 511969.

Saturday January 17

Monochrome Painting Workshop for Adults, all drawing and painting matetrials provided, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 11am to 4pm, £15 per person, call 742700, booking required.

Sunday January 18

Beyounes String Quartet, music by Brahms, Haydn and Mendelssohn, the Pump Room, Leamington, from 3pm, for tickets call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk

Friday January 23

The Jellyheads, live music, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, from 9pm, free admission

Saturday January 24

Big Garden Bird Watch with the RSPB, bird spotting using binoculars and telescopes, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 11am to 4pm, free to drop-in and join in, fun for the family.

Thursday January 27

She’Koyokh, Klezmer and Balkan music band playing on National Holocaust Memorial Day, St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk

Friday January 30

Jubilee String Quartet, playing Mozart, Bartok and Mendelssohn, Pump Room, Leamington, from 7.30pm, call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk